Microsoft – Renewing partner program from Firefox…

For the last 2 months, I have been trying to renew our Microsoft Partner program membership, it is a very painful experience.

Today I finally got someone on the phone at the MS Partner program who could help me.

Essentially there is a highly painful online process to go through, which i set off onto using Firefox (under Ubuntu)…

MS Partner Program Firefox

Why oh why do this MS? It just looks bad, and reinforces peoples view of you as monopolistic.

When I mentioned it to the guy at the partner program, its response was ‘Well we give you the software under the partner program, so you have no excuse not to use it’… Completely missing the point that I might prefer to use Linux for other reasons…

Anyway, towing the line I struck up IE6 (yes using CrossOver Linux), and somewhat amusingly most of the navigation wasn’t visible to me unless I hovered over it.

Sigh…

Author: Ben King

My name is Ben King, I am a director of an Internet solutions company called bit10 ltd. My ultimate responsibility is to bring in the work that bit10 delivers. However I also do a myriad of other things, for example system design, and administration. Outside work I go out, I drink, I socialise, I cook, I have fun, oh and I play a little bit too much World of Warcraft!

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